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Quantum Physics I

Allan Adams

This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. It introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.

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Quantum Physics I
May 10, 2016 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams gives a panoramic view on various experimental evidence that indicates the inadequacy of pre-quantum physics. He concludes the lecture with a short discussion on Bell's inequality.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams begins with summarizing the postulates of quantum mechanics that have been introduced so far. He then discusses properties of the Schrödinger equation and methods of solving the equation.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams begins with a round of multiple choice questions. He then moves on to introduce the concept of expectation values and motivates the fact that momentum is given by a differential operator with Noether's theorem.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Barton Zweibach
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In this lecture, Prof. Zweibach gives a mathematical preliminary on operators. He then introduces postulates of quantum mechanics concerning observables and measurement. The last part of the lecture is devoted to the origins of the Schrödinger equation.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams discusses a series of thought experiments involving "box apparatus" to illustrate the concepts of uncertainty and superposition, which are central to quantum mechanics. The first ten minutes are devoted to course information.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams outlines how to use energy eigenfunctions to conveniently solve quantum mechanical problems involving time evolution. He then discusses various properties and features of energy eigenfunctions and their superpositions.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 25, 2015 Allan Adams
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In this lecture, Prof. Adams introduces wavefunctions as the fundamental quantity in describing quantum systems. Basic properties of wavefunctions are covered. Uncertainty and superposition are reiterated in the language of wavefunctions.
Quantum Physics I
Jun 22, 2015 Allan Adams, Keith Ellenbogen
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An experiment to calculate the effective mass of a ping pong ball by measuring how quickly it rises through water.